Softwood lumber trade dispute beginning to boil again

When Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama met in Ottawa at the end of June, they apparently reached no agreement about how to handle a file that has been an ongoing source of conflict between Canada and the United States since 1982—softwood lumber exports from Canada to the U.S.A press release issued after the two leaders met characterized their discussions as “challenging but productive.” However, the press release went on to note that significant differences existed between the two governments’ positions on the relevant issues and that negotiations would continue.In fact, there’s a very short fuse on this potentially explosive

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